The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network File System (NFS)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 352 393
Rank change year-on-year -47 +41  
Contract jobs citing NFS 25 66 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 2.74% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 54 33
Median daily rate £475 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +199.75%  

NFS is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2191 2411 2255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.55% 11.28% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1725 1508
Median daily rate £450 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 120
Median hourly rate £21.40 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing NFS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NFS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFS in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
City of London -20 1 £475 - 1
Brentford - 1 £575 -
Chessington - 1 - -
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 36 (72.00%) Linux
2 31 (62.00%) Unix
2 31 (62.00%) Perl
3 28 (56.00%) Solaris
4 27 (54.00%) DNS
5 23 (46.00%) Python
6 22 (44.00%) SAN
6 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
6 22 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (44.00%) DevOps
7 21 (42.00%) Windows
8 19 (38.00%) LDAP
8 19 (38.00%) Data Centre
9 18 (36.00%) NetApp
9 18 (36.00%) VMware
10 17 (34.00%) Puppet
10 17 (34.00%) Ansible
11 16 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
11 16 (32.00%) Oracle
12 15 (30.00%) SQL
12 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
12 15 (30.00%) Replication
13 14 (28.00%) Cisco
13 14 (28.00%) DHCP
13 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
13 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
13 14 (28.00%) NAS
14 13 (26.00%) Git (software)

NFS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) nginx
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 2 (4.00%) JBoss
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.00%) DataSynapse
5 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) IaaS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) DNS
2 22 (44.00%) SAN
3 19 (38.00%) LDAP
4 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (28.00%) DHCP
5 14 (28.00%) NAS
6 13 (26.00%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (20.00%) iSCSI
8 7 (14.00%) Firewall
8 7 (14.00%) VPN
9 6 (12.00%) SMTP
10 5 (10.00%) HTTP
10 5 (10.00%) Internet
10 5 (10.00%) Kerberos
11 4 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (8.00%) SSL
12 3 (6.00%) BGP
12 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
12 3 (6.00%) PPP
12 3 (6.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) Big Data
3 4 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.00%) DB2
5 1 (2.00%) HBase
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Git (software)
1 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) FishEye
General
1 11 (22.00%) Banking
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Administrator
2 11 (22.00%) Linux Administrator
3 9 (18.00%) Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Perl Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Architect
5 7 (14.00%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.00%) Python Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Technical Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) LAMP
2 3 (6.00%) Spring
3 2 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.00%) SAML
4 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) XSLT
4 1 (2.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (30.00%) Replication
3 6 (12.00%) Clustering
4 5 (10.00%) CMDB
4 5 (10.00%) Derivative
4 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (10.00%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.00%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.00%) Symmetrix
6 2 (4.00%) Infotainment
6 2 (4.00%) Life Science
6 2 (4.00%) PKI
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.00%) IBM XIV
7 1 (2.00%) Online Banking
7 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) Linux
2 31 (62.00%) Unix
3 28 (56.00%) Solaris
4 22 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (42.00%) Windows
6 7 (14.00%) AIX
6 7 (14.00%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (10.00%) CentOS
8 4 (8.00%) HPUX
8 4 (8.00%) SUSE
8 4 (8.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (6.00%) VMS
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) DevOps
2 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.00%) Migration
5 8 (16.00%) Open Source
6 7 (14.00%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (10.00%) High Availability
7 5 (10.00%) High-Frequency Trading
7 5 (10.00%) Low Latency
7 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (8.00%) ETL
9 3 (6.00%) Change Management
9 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) Perl
2 23 (46.00%) Python
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
4 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
5 12 (24.00%) Java
6 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (12.00%) Korn
8 3 (6.00%) Ruby
9 1 (2.00%) C#
9 1 (2.00%) Go
9 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) EMCSA
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.00%) SRDF
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (6.00%) vCloud
6 3 (6.00%) Veritas File System
7 2 (4.00%) Firmware
7 2 (4.00%) KVM
7 2 (4.00%) Samba
7 2 (4.00%) Xen
8 1 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (2.00%) Docker
8 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) Ansible
1 17 (34.00%) Puppet
2 16 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (14.00%) Nagios
4 6 (12.00%) NetBackup
5 5 (10.00%) Salt
5 5 (10.00%) vCenter Server
6 4 (8.00%) NetApp OnCommand
6 4 (8.00%) Terraform
7 3 (6.00%) OpenIDM
7 3 (6.00%) SCOM
7 3 (6.00%) SnapMirror
7 3 (6.00%) SnapVault
7 3 (6.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (4.00%) EMC TimeFinder
8 2 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
8 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (36.00%) NetApp
2 18 (36.00%) VMware
3 16 (32.00%) Oracle
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco
5 12 (24.00%) EMC
5 12 (24.00%) SaltStack
6 8 (16.00%) IBM
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.00%) Sun
8 5 (10.00%) Veritas
9 4 (8.00%) Brocade
9 4 (8.00%) Juniper
9 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (6.00%) F5
10 3 (6.00%) ForgeRock
10 3 (6.00%) HP
10 3 (6.00%) Isilon
10 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
10 3 (6.00%) Remedy